Updated: May 12
Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace was born from a desire to celebrate the amazing food and drink that comes from Scotland’s lands and waters, the same values we hold true here at Taste Magazine.
Bonnie & Wild wanted to give the producers and purveyors a Food Hall where they could share their products, sustainably sourced from the best Scottish farms and fish markets, diaries and delis, distilleries, breweries, and more.
Alongside their ambition to showcase Scotland’s natural larder, they’re also passionate about the raw beauty of our country – the “bonnie” and the “wild”. That’s why they’ve partnered with 'The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards' and will be displaying this eye-catching photography exhibition on the walls of their Scottish Marketplace.
Within the Food Hall, they will display all of the 150 finalists in a rolling exhibition that will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase prints of these majestic photographs. As well as providing the display space in the heart of Edinburgh’s new St James Quarter, Bonnie & Wild are covering the exhibition’s production costs by way of a three-year sponsorship package.
“We’re passionate about knowing where our food comes from and who made it, and sharing that with our guests. That’s why we’re proud to be partnering with the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Food provenance and traceability are of great importance to everyone at Bonnie & Wild, and having these inspiring photographs displayed around our Food Hall helps us to underline the connection between the food and drink in our hands and the lands, lochs and seas it comes from.” Ryan Barrie, Head of Operations, Bonnie & Wild
But they also wanted to go a step further!
Bonnie & Wild are also donating a rare and unique prize to one of the finalist photographers … and are inviting members of the public to help us choose the winner! From a shortlisted selection of our favourites, they would love for you to select your favourite photograph. The winning photographer will receive a weekend’s stay at the beautiful Glenceitlein Cottage in Glen Etive (subject to availability). Everyone who takes part in the voting will have the option to take part in a prize draw for a £50 voucher at Bonnie & Wild - more info coming on their social pages soon!
So whether you visit Bonnie & Wild for a coffee and croissant, a beer and a dram, pizza and gelato, burgers or scallops, you’ll also be treated to the warmest of Scottish welcomes, surrounded by stunning portraits of our beautiful country.
The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards are announced on Friday, April 9th.
Photo credit: Anthony Robin / The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards